Martin S. Rice, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, and Professor of Occupational Therapy at the Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. Dr. Rice received his PhD in 1996 in Motor Learning and Control and his BS in 1984 in Rehabilitation Education from the Pennsylvania State University. In 1987, he received his MS in Occupational Therapy from the Western Michigan University. Dr. Rice has served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer for several rehabilitation sciences and occupational therapy peer-reviewed journals. He has published over 50 articles and has given over 100 presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally. He completed a sabbatical at the Sheffield Hallam University where he studied safe patient handling practices within the United Kingdom.
Currently, Franklin Stein, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor Emeritus of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Dakota, founding editor of Annals of International Occupational Therapy, and life member of the American Psychological Association. Previously, he was the Director of the School of Medical Rehabilitation at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, Director of the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Associate Professor, Graduate Division at Sargent College, Boston University. He is the first author with Kristine Haertl of the Pocket Guide to Interventions in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition (2019), the first author with Martin Rice and Susan Cutler of the textbook Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy, Fifth Edition (2013), Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics (2006) with Ingrid Soderback, Susan Cutler, and Barbara Larson, Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: A Holistic Approach, Second Edition with Susan Cutler (2002), PocketGuide to Treatment in Occupational Therapy (2000) with Becky Roose, and Stress Management Questionnaire (2003), as well as over 50 publications in journals and books related to rehabilitation and psychosocial research. He has also presented more than a hundred seminars, workshops, institutes, short courses and research papers at national and international conferences
George Tomlin, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA has degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, University of Puget Sound, and the University of Washington in philosophy, international relations, occupational therapy, and educational psychology, respectively. He has enjoyed 35 years of teaching occupational therapy to students at Puget Sound, from those who grew up locally in Tacoma, Washington, to those from far away: India, Iran, Norway, Taiwan, Germany, Australia, Jordan, and the West Bank. He has brought practice experience in pediatric mental health, adult rehabilitation, and vocational rehabilitation, as well as teaching experience and research interests, to faculty, therapists, and students overseas, especially in Germany and other parts of Europe. Since 2006 he has continued a collaboration with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Borgetto, at the University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Hildesheim, Germany, advancing the ideas of the pyramid model of research evidence. From 2007 to the present he has served as a volunteer for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, first on the teams developing clinical simulations, and currently as a member of the Board of Directors. His newest project is with a group of six U.S. colleagues, investigating a more inclusive understanding of the uses of evidence in practice, and of how therapists make and justify intervention decisions.